first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry, Security “That’s a good point — I must admit I thought this myself while writing this up — and then I forgot about it again — it may be that all SED does is to stop other people accessing/reading your data, but it doesn’t prevent Malware (or maybe it does) — l Continue Reading Previous Make With AdaNext How to run your own secure IoT cloud server for $8/year June 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm June 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm “I don’t believe that an encrypted drive will do anything to prevent malware or ransomware. When it is installed in your PC and you are logged in and running, it is effectively no longer encrypted from the view of the operating system, where the malware a LeighdePaor says: June 30, 2016 at 3:53 am June 29, 2016 at 8:05 am “Hi Max, the security of an SED is only really for 2 major situations:n1: when someone tries to take a drive out of a computer and read it’s content on another computer in order to bypass any account security on the computer or BIOSn2: when someone tries “Now I think I understand what I sound like when I talk to my wife.nnAre you talking about the SSD in my Tower Computer on my desk? If so, all I remember about it is that it’s an SSD … the “TCG Opal 2.0 + IEEE-1667” just went “whoosh” right over my “Hi there — thanks so much for this feedback and link — Max “ “I just heard back from the SED experts at Virtium who spake as follows:n nHow does using an SED protect you from ransomware? SEDs do not protect from ransomware; that’s what firewalls and virus-protection software do. Self-encryption protects data at r realjjj says: “You listed your components in an article about VR so yeah i was talking about your desktop.nnThe point was that your SSD has encryption too, just not enabled by default.” Log in to Reply Clive”Max”Maxfield says: “If i remember correctly you have an Intel SSD Pro 2500 and it supports TCG Opal 2.0 + IEEE-1667.” Yoda1 says: Log in to Reply “How does using an SED protect you from ransomware? I’m under the assumption that the ransomware used it’s own AES key to encrypt the data, as it’s being written to the drive (and now double encrypted by SED). Does SED know what it’s encrypting/storing, Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Log in to Reply Max The Magnificent says: June 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm August 10, 2016 at 4:59 pm Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Max The Magnificent says: June 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm June 30, 2016 at 1:41 pm I don’t know about you, but I’m becoming increasingly nervous about all of the malware that’s out there. I hate the thought of some nefarious person roaming around my computer “touching” my data with their sticky metaphorical fingers.There are numerous types of malware, but one I think of as being particularly slimy and nefarious is ransomware. One type of ransomware locks your system down and then displays messages coaxing you into paying a ransom in order to have your machine unlocked. Another type encrypts all of your data files on your hard drive, forcing you to pay a ransom in order to receive the decryption key.I hate this stuff. I wish that the authorities would (a) treat this as a major issue, (b) invest whatever resources it takes to track the originators down, and (c) impose serious sanctions on the perpetrators, ranging from lifetime imprisonment to castration, or both. I tell you, if the people creating and deploying malware knew that this level of punishment was on the cards, I think we’d see a lot less of it. Of course I may be wrong, but in the spirit of scientific enquiry I say let’s try it for a few years and see what happens.In my case, all I really have on my system is the columns I’m currently writing and archives of old articles and books — along with photos of my family, friends, and hobby projects — which means I really don’t have much that would be of interest to anyone else. I daren’t even think how I would feel if I was in charge of securing and protecting military, commercial, and industrial data.All of which leads us to the concept of self-encrypting drives (SEDs) — a type of hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) that automatically and continuously encrypts the data on the drive without any user interaction.But where do you find this type of beast? Well, I recently heard from the folks at Virtium that they’ve just announced their StorFly SED SDDs boasting support for AES-256 encryption.(Source: Vitrium) “Virtium’s new SED SSDs are a perfect fit for embedded systems that require encryption in addition to our leading small-footprint, industrial-temperature, high-endurance, and low-power storage innovations,” said Scott Phillips, vice president of marketing at Virtium. “These encryption solutions support multiple SATA form factors, including 2.5″, 1.8″, Slim SATA, mSATA, M.2, and CFast. Additionally, they support all three StorFly classes – CE (MLC), XE (industrial-grade MLC) and PE (SLC). This new, broader array of SSD offerings provides OEMs and system designers with industrial security solutions not previously available without significant compromises to reliability. And while the consumer and enterprise markets may offer encrypted SSDs, they may not support the industrial temperatures, shock/vibration requirements and product longevity that Virtium’s new SEDs do.” A Virtium SED uses random AES encryption keys that are generated at product initialization (leveraging the drive controller’s integrated random number generator), which are hashed and then stored within the drive itself. These keys are subsequently used in conjunction with the integrated AES encryption engine to encrypt and store the host data on the NAND flash without burdening the host system (unlike software-based encryption solutions). The encryption keys are non-retrievable and cannot be changed without the complete loss of the data on the SSD.Virtium’s new StorFly SEDs are Trusted Computing Group Opal 2.0-compatible and support hardware and software initiated crypto-erase and block-erase features that satisfy requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-88 Revision 1 Guidelines for MediaSanitization. These features are persistent through power interruption cycles.For more information to Virtium’s new StorFly SEDs and its broad portfolio of solid state storage and memory solutions, visit www.virtium.com, call 888.847.8486, or email . CDSmith69 says: July 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm Log in to Reply 10 thoughts on “Secure your data with self-encrypting drives (SEDs)” realjjj says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “Arrgggh — gnashing of teeth and rending of garb — I wish we lived in a world where security and encryption (and passwords) wasn’t necessary because people simply wouldn’t think of doing bad stuff — but maybe all of this is necessary to prepare us again Log in to Reply August 10, 2016 at 6:33 pm Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

first_imgShare on Pinterest US Open Tennis 2017 Share on Messenger US sports Read more Read more Support The Guardian Since you’re here… The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share on Facebook Rafael Nadal … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sloane Stephens surges past Madison Keys to win US Open title US Open tennis Reuse this content While Nadal was now rushing through the points, Anderson tried to slow the narrative, like a condemned man asking for a final piece of pie. Behind in the serving cycle, the pressure mounted. When Nadal broke to go 4-2 up in the second, there was a chilling inevitability about the rest of the match. The crowd had fallen into near slumber. Nadal was winning not only the points he fashioned himself, but those he was not expected to get, scampering after every half-chance and putting most of them away imperiously.Anderson kept fighting but Nadal is a ruthless front-runner. He had only lost twice in his career from two sets up – to Fabio Fognini here and in Miami against Federer in the distant past – and history did not lie to him on Sunday.Anderson’s big serve kept him vaguely competitive, but there was little he could do about the whipped forehand that gave Nadal the ninth game to love – his fourth to that point – and the set.Anderson’s resistance slowly morphed from heartfelt to token. The first set had taken nearly an hour, the second 39 minutes, the third – despite Anderson’s first love hold to trail 3-2, a 10th ace to hold in the ninth game to make Nadal serve it out in the 10th game, and a brave battle to his first deuce point on Nadal’s serve at the very end – lasted 50 minutes. Nadal won it with his 16th volley.While the other lions are sleeping – Murray probably for the rest of the year, Federer working on his troubled back, Djokovic and Wawrinka already out until the start of next season – Nadal, fit and strong again with his game in superb shape, will make a push that could further disturb the upper order of the game.The next leg of the journey is the 2018 Australian Open, where he lost to Federer in the final this year.If the Swiss does not repeat his extraordinary heroics there and Nadal prevails, he will be sitting on 17 majors, just two behind Federer. If he wins his 11th French Open in May, as he will be favoured to do, the gap will be a single title. They will then arrive at Wimbledon with even more to play for. Peter Pan, incidentally, will be 32 by then. match reports Share on Twitter Topics Share via Email Share on LinkedIn The big four of Nadal, Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic had won 45 of the previous 50 slams between them, with only Stan Wawrinka, Del Potro and Marin Cilic intruding on their dominance. But Anderson could not be denied his chance. He out-hit Sam Querrey in the semis and was determined to make the most of his big day – except the world No1, 18 days younger than him, was not about to co-operate.Anderson’s big serve pinned Nadal deep, close to 10 metres behind the baseline at times, but he was palpably comfortable there. And, almost from the first exchange, the deadening pattern of struggle on one side of the net and urgency on the other began to emerge.When Anderson tried to serve and volley for just the 20th time in the tournament, Nadal passed him for break point, and it took a third ace, swinging wide, to help him stave off three break points in the third game, which lasted 12 minutes. Nadal held to love in a twinkling.A third double fault got Anderson into more trouble in the fifth game, but again the amiable trier his friends call “The Dog” clung on like a terrier. In the first half hour, he had not had a look at Nadal’s serve and had to save four break points. It was desperate stuff. Twice in the seventh game, the spare ball popped out of Anderson’s pocket and he acknowledged the chair umpire’s warning that a third transgression would cost him the point. It was the sort of distraction that can disrupt a player’s focus, and a fourth double fault handed Nadal a fifth break opportunity. This time Anderson cracked, pushing a forehand wide.Within 10 minutes, the first set was Nadal’s. Anderson’s challenge in the biggest match of his life was to stop a steady drip turning into a full-scale leak. They had known each other since they were 12 – not unlike Murray and Djokovic, although the rivalry was way less competitive. Murray has won two of his three slams against the Serb; Anderson has won just one set of 12 in five matches against Nadal. Share on WhatsApp When Rafael Nadal said early in this tournament he was not looking forward to his next birthday, it was tempting to assume the finishing line in his career might be nearer than he cared to contemplate. In the final of the 2017 US Open on Sunday, the Peter Pan of tennis laughed at time in more ways than one, playing with the bouncing zest of his youth to breeze past Kevin Anderson in two hours and 27 minutes for his third title here and the 16th slam of his long career.Afterwards Nadal said: “It has been a very special two weeks for me, but congratulations to Kevin. He’s a great example to a lot of kids, had a lot of tough injuries. Personally, it’s unbelievable what’s happened to me after a couple of years of injuries, playing not so good. But I’ve been playing a high level of tennis and the crowd here brings me to a higher level of energy.”He also thanked his uncle Toni, who was watching his last slam with him as coach. “Without him I would never be playing tennis. It is great I had someone like him pushing me all the time. He had great motivation to practise with me since I was a kid. He is for sure one of the most important people in my life.”Anderson said: “Getting to my first grand slam final, there’s been a lot of emotions for me. I’ll keep working hard. I’ll be back.”Nadal’s 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win was his fourth in a New York final and his fifth win over Anderson, the sort of shut-out mastery Roger Federer has imposed on other players over the years, and which the Swiss confirmed here before losing to Juan Martín del Potro in the quarters. That defeat cost New York fans a Nadal-Federer semi-final. At least bits of the old empire remained in place, despite recent upheavals. Tennislast_img read more

first_imgCaen 0 Paris Saint-Germain 0: Stalemate closes Emery tenure as Caen survive Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 04:53 5/20/18 ChristopherNkunku - cropped Getty Images An experimental PSG line-up featuring Timothy Weah and Christopher Nkunku played out a 0-0 draw that ensured Caen’s Ligue 1 survival. Paris Saint-Germain closed their title-winning campaign and the Unai Emery era with a 0-0 draw at Caen that preserved their hosts’ Ligue 1 status.Emery makes way for Thomas Tuchel with a domestic treble to his name but there were few of the thrills his team have provided throughout the season after he named an experimental line-up.Timothy Weah, son for former PSG and AC Milan star and current Liberian president George, was handed a first Ligue 1 start and turned in a lively performance, although a lack of fluency in an unfamiliar PSG attack hindered the 18-year-old. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Caen enjoyed a smattering of chances – most notably for Romain Genevois and Ivan Santini late in the first half and Ronny Rodelin inside the final 10 minutes – but generally demonstrated why they have been the most shot shy team in Ligue 1 this season, with only 27 goals.Patrice Garande’s team will at least get the chance to improve that return next time around, with the point good enough to condemn Toulouse to the relegation play-off despite a 2-1 win over Guingamp.We are witnessing Thiago Motta’s final match with PSG tonight #SMCPSG #GRAZIETHIAGO pic.twitter.com/rAx3Oefwpi— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 19, 2018Javier Pastore should have converted Weah’s cutback in the fourth minute following a poor clearance from Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba.Caen almost took a fluke lead when an over-hit cross from left-back Adama Mbengue hit the top of the crossbar.In the 13th minute, Christopher Nkunku should have given PSG the lead but fired Thomas Meunier’s cross too close to Samba.PSG’s experimental line-up resulted in an open game, with home forward Santini smashing a loose ball in the box wide before veteran holding midfielder Thiago Motta – named captain on his farewell appearance for the champions – forced Samba into action with a low drive.Alphonse Areola saved a powerfully struck effort from Caen right-back Genevois in the 43rd minute and was out quickly to deny Santini on the stroke of half-time.An uneventful start to the second half suited Caen in terms of their survival requirements, although Toulouse surging into a 2-0 lead increased the pressure on Garande’s side.Rodelin’s ambitious and wayward long-ranger suggested news might have reached the pitch, although PSG were doing little to threaten.Motta powered a header wide as he sought to make a forgettable game one to remember personally in the 71st minute.Rodelin showed fine technique to swivel and fire goalwards, but Areola – called up to France’s World Cup squad this week – dealt with the shot in unfussy fashion to preserve his 17th clean sheet of the Ligue 1 season. read morelast_img read more

first_img “Very disappointing and embarrassing loss,” Strong said after the game. “No reason for that. Thought I had them ready to play. Guess I didn’t.”Charlie Strong: “Very disappointing and embarrassing loss…No reason for that. Thought I had them ready to play. Guess I didn’t”— The Daily Stampede (@StampedeSBN) August 31, 2019Welp, that is honest.South Florida will hope to get things going in Week 2, when the Bulls take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta.Kickoff for that one is set for 2 p.m. E.T. on ACC Network. Charlie Strong surrounded by USF football players.TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 2: Head Coach Charlie Strong of the South Florida Bulls talks with his players during a timeout in the second quarter of their game against the Stony Brook Sea Wolves at Raymond James Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images)South Florida ended the 2018 college football season with six straight losses. Charlie Strong’s program was hoping to get off on the right track in 2019. That didn’t happen, though.Wisconsin blew out USF, 49-0, to open Week 1 of the 2019 college football season on Friday evening.The Bulls were out-classed in basically every aspect of the game, giving up 433 yards of total offense while gaining only 157 yards.Strong was not a happy man following the game.last_img read more

first_img Next PKL 2019 Highlights: Bengal Warriors beat Haryana SteelersManinder Singh, with a career-best 18 raid points, helped his side Bengal Warriors consistently beat the defenses of Haryana Steelers who were without the services of their veteran skipper Dharmaraj Cheralathan.advertisement Press Trust of India PuneSeptember 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 22:17 IST Bengal Warriors edged out Haryana Steelers 48-36 on Thursday (Twitter: @prokabaddi)HIGHLIGHTSBengal Warriors edged out Haryana Steelers 48-36 on ThursdayThe loss exposed the defenses of the Haryana SteelersBengal Warriors consolidated their 2nd position in the league standingsManinder Singh was the star for Bengal Warriors as they beat Haryana Steelers 48-36 in their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match here on Thursday.The victory helped Bengal Warriors consolidate their stay in the second place of the points table.Bengal Warriors dominated the first half of the match with their raiding trio of Maninder Singh, K Prapanjan and Mohammad Nabibakhsh picking points with ease against a Haryana defence that evidently lacked leadership.Bengal’s dominance wasn’t limited to their raids though as their aggressive approach in defence paid rich dividends.Steelers’ star raider Vikas Kandola suffered five tackles in the first half as he struggled to break free from an in-form Bengal defence led by Baldev Singh.The Warriors inflicted two All-Outs in the first half (7th and 13th minute) to open up a 15-point lead.Vinay was the lone fighter for the Steelers and his raids ensured the Haryana stayed within an outside chance of coming back into the match as the half ended 30-14.The Warriors secured their third All-Out in the second minute after half time but the Steelers came back into the match strongly.Vinay’s three-point Super Raid in the third minute was followed by a four-point raid by Vikas Kandola which secured Steelers a vital All-Out in the fifth minute of the second half.But the Warriors defenders steadied the ship once again, with Baldev picking up his High 5 in the 11th minute.Vikas Kandola and Vinay kept picking up points for the Steelers to reduce the Bengal men on the mat but Prapanjans consistency in his raids, including a two-point raid in with under 4 minutes left in the match, meant the Haryana side couldn’t inflict the All-Out they badly wanted.advertisementHaryana’s loss exposed the lack of depth in the defence and coach Rakesh Kumar will be looking to quickly address the issue to prevent negative results in the most crucial part of the season.Also Read | How India mismanaged Hima Das, Dipa Karmakar injuries; IFSM letter revealsAlso Read | How Bajrang Punia’s heartbreak in World Championships semi-final unfoldedFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Pro Kabaddi League 2019Follow Bengal WarriorsFollow Haryana Steelerslast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights The SERP is a voluntary separation initiative that allows public-sector employees, aged 50 to 59, under the non-contributory government pension scheme to take up early retirement through an incentivised package. It was opened on January 2 and will close on February 16. “That efficiency is not just about bringing down the cost of employment, but also ensuring that the service we deliver is improved, because if we make savings on the wage bill, but the service to the citizens of Jamaica is undermined, then we would not have been successful in public-sector transformation,” he said. Implementation of the Special Early Retirement Programme (SERP) forms part of the Government’s strategic move towards improved public service delivery, says Deputy Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Wayne Jones. Implementation of the Special Early Retirement Programme (SERP) forms part of the Government’s strategic move towards improved public service delivery, says Deputy Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Wayne Jones.Addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on February 7, Mr. Jones said while the programme, being implemented through the Public Sector Transformation Implementation Unit of the Ministry, is a wage bill management strategy, it is also expected to improve efficiency in the sector.“That efficiency is not just about bringing down the cost of employment, but also ensuring that the service we deliver is improved, because if we make savings on the wage bill, but the service to the citizens of Jamaica is undermined, then we would not have been successful in public-sector transformation,” he said.The SERP is a voluntary separation initiative that allows public-sector employees, aged 50 to 59, under the non-contributory government pension scheme to take up early retirement through an incentivised package. It was opened on January 2 and will close on February 16.Mr. Jones said while SERP provides an opportunity for employees to choose to make the transition into whatever vocation they desire, the Government, in reducing the wage bill, will be able to continue on the path of economic development, allowing for public funding to be redirected to critical areas such as social services.“At the end of the day, improved public service delivery is the target, and we believe that this is another way of achieving that as well as achieving personal economic and professional success by those public officers,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgCoimbatore: High security alert continued in the district for the third day on Sunday, with places of worship especially churches being brought under heightened vigil in the wake of intelligence inputs on infiltration of LeT terrorists into Tamil Nadu. Three people taken into custody here on Saturday on suspicion of being in touch with a man detained in Kerala for alleged links with terrorists were released after questioning, police said. The trio was let off on the condition that it should appear before the police whenever required, they said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Tight security measures including intensified vehicle and baggage checks continued across the city, where a high alert has been sounded since Friday following information that terrorists have entered the state and were heading here. The entire state is on alert with sensitive installations in places of large congregation coming under police vigil. Since the terrorists entered the country by sea from Sri Lanka, police suspected they may carry out attacks on places of worship, particularly churches, where a large number of faithful gather on Sunday, as was done in the island nation during the easter holiday. Security and anti-sabotage checks were carried out in major churches on Saturday night by commando force personnel, with assistance of sniffer dogs, police said. A three-tier security was in place at the international airport and over 2,000 police personnel were deployed in malls and places with large public concentrations in the city, they said.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberals are aiming to resolve a constitutional challenge over a retroactive Conservative law that ended a probe into RCMP destruction of gun registry records.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government is poised to introduce a bill to satisfy concerns raised by information commissioner Suzanne Legault.The long-running saga began in 2012 when Bill Clennett — best known for his 1996 confrontation with then-prime minister Jean Chretien — filed an Access to Information request for long-gun registry data, days before a Conservative bill ending the registry was to take effect.Legault would later allege the RCMP knowingly destroyed registry records in violation of the access law.The former Harper government cleared the Mounties and effectively quashed an investigation into their activities by the Ontario Provincial Police by passing a retroactive law just before Parliament was dissolved in 2015.The omnibus budget bill exempted any “request, complaint, investigation, application, judicial review, appeal or other proceeding under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act” related to the old long-gun registry records.It also backdated the law by almost four years to October 2011 when the Conservative legislation to end the registry was first introduced in Parliament.Legault pursued a constitutional challenge on behalf of Clennett, a case that has effectively been in limbo for more than a year.Legault said Thursday during a news conference to discuss her annual report that she hopes the coming Liberal bill “will actually lead towards resolution of that litigation.”Goodale said he couldn’t talk about the content of the legislation before it is tabled, but he added: “We’re anxious to satisfy the expectations of the information commissioner and we’ve been working toward that end.”last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is deriding Michael Cohen as a “weak person” after his former lawyer’s bombshell admission that he lied to Congress last year about an abandoned plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.Trump, moments before departing Washington for G20 meetings in Argentina, insisted there was nothing wrong with discussions about the Moscow project, which ultimately never went ahead, because they took place before he became president.Cohen, who initially told Congress the discussions ended in January 2016, admitted today during a surprise court appearance in New York that those talks continued until June of that year.He also admitted lying about his contacts with Russian officials, and about discussing whether he or Trump should travel to Russia in connection with the project.  Trump says Cohen, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to unrelated charges including bank fraud and tax evasion, is lying in an effort to secure a reduced sentence.Cohen told the judge he lied about the timing of the negotiations and other details to be loyal to and consistent with the “political message” of the president, referred to throughout the proceedings as “Individual One.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgThe 2013 GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. The deadline for the 2013 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs is Oct. 22. Applications for both programs are available at www.grammyintheschools.com.

GRAMMY In The Schools Live! is part of the GRAMMY Week series of events, culminating with Music’s Biggest Night. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).Tickets are available here.Source:Grammy.org The fourth annual GRAMMY In The Schools Live! concert will take place Feb. 6 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.The concert will feature a special guest performance by Latin GRAMMY- and GRAMMY-winning artist Juanes with members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session along with student alumni from GRAMMY Camp and GRAMMY Signature Schools.GRAMMY In The Schools Live!— A Celebration Of Music & Education is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation, with support from Best Buy and Converse.

GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools are programs designed for U.S. high school students and high school music programs, and are part of the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY in the Schools offerings. GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities.

High school singers and instrumentalists are eligible to audition for GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. Selectees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual GRAMMY Awards, participate in high-profile GRAMMY Week performances and recording sessions, and attend the GRAMMY telecast.

The GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top public high schools across the country for outstanding commitment to their music education programs. last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National News WINNIPEG—Stony Stanley Bushie was thrown to the ground by a man who then beat him with an object before dragging his limp body to the back corner of a construction site where it was found 21 hours later by a security guard doing his Saturday evening rounds, according to video surveillance footage.Bushie’s body was found at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday behind APTN’s headquarters which sits across Portage Ave. from the MTS Centre where the Winnipeg Jets play.Surveillance video captured Friday evening by cameras on APTN’s building show the man, who was wearing a dark, long-sleeve top and a backpack, returned to the body about two hours after the attack.APTN has decided not to broadcast or publish video of the murder which shows the man throwing Bushie to the ground before he beat him with an unidentified object. The man dragged Bushie’s limp body to the spot where it was eventually discovered in the construction site.APTN handed over the motion-camera surveillance video footage to the Winnipeg police.Bushie, 48, was killed across the street from where police found the body of Donald Collins, 65, at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.Winnipeg police believe the deaths are connected and suspect it is the work of the same killer.Police also released still images from surveillance video of a man considered a person of interest in connection with the murders. The stills released by police do not come from APTN’s surveillance video.APTN’s surveillance video picked up Bushie and the man at about 9:06 p.m. Friday. The video shows the two men entering APTN’s rear parking lot. Bushie follows a couple metres behind the man as they walk behind a construction trailer for a moment. They are not there long before the man, still in the lead, reappears on video and walks around the other way to the rear of the trailer. Bushie, who is following slowly from behind, stops and won’t go any farther.At 9:07 p.m., the video shows the man trying to convince Bushie to follow him to the rear of the construction area where Bushie’s body was eventually discovered. The video shows the man gesturing and pointing to the area before walking there himself.  The man then returns and continues to urge Bushie to follow him, but Bushie won’t go and takes a step back.Eventually, Bushie relents and he follows the man on a different path leading to a porta-potty set up to service the construction site. The man opens the door to the porta-potty and Bushie enters before quickly exiting. The unidentified man also enters and exits the facility. They never go in together. The man then steps around the porta-potty, but Bushie doesn’t follow.At 9:09 p.m. Bushie and the man head slowly back to the street. The man keeps halting and pointing back towards the area where Bushie’s body was eventually found.Bushie and the man then talk for roughly four minutes. They are standing between the street and the construction trailer.At 9:14 p.m. strong wind gusts blow heavy cardboard packing into the air. The steady stream of pedestrian and vehicle traffic that provided part of the background throughout the video has now ceased. The two men keep talking for about a minute longer before the man throws Bushie to the ground. The man uses a blunt object to beat Bushie several times.The man drags Bushie’s body to a back corner of the construction area. The man returns to the same spot about two hours later. The body was found next to a red plastic pylon, a wooden board and a pile of pipesWinnipeg homicide detectives are now searching for the man and have issued warnings to those living on the street that he may strike again.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

Emotions ran high after Ohio State won a match against Penn State on Nov. 12. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team was hungry on Saturday, and unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, they were on the night’s menu. The Buckeyes put on arguably their best performance of the season, toppling No. 10 Penn State at St. John Arena in five sets (25-23, 15-25, 19-25, 25-22, 18-16). OSU’s last win over the Nittany Lions dates back to 2006. The Buckeye momentum started rolling on Friday evening with a home sweep over Rutgers. Moving into Saturday, nearly 4,400 fans — including a rival student section, a rarity in collegiate regular season volleyball — packed into St. John Arena to watch the underdog defend their court against the Nittany Lion powerhouse. Penn State swept the Buckeyes in University Park during their last matchup on Oct. 19. OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he was overjoyed with the performance and determination that his team showed. “I’m so happy for our team as a whole, but especially our seniors,” he said. “We’ve been grinding hard to get a win like that, and to be on the brink of defeat so many times but to be able to fight back like we did, I couldn’t be more proud.” Carlston started out the game by changing his offense. His team ran a 6-2 against Penn State for the first time this season, which utilizes two setters and a total of six hitters, depending on rotation. Right from the beginning of the first set, OSU limited the Nittany Lions’ multiple-point runs and stifled Penn State’s pair of dynamic hitters, Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington. Four straight Buckeye kills mid-set would make the score 15-10. With few points left in the first set, Penn State inched their way back into contention, tying the score at 19, 21, 22 and 23. Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe secured three kills in the final five points to give the Buckeyes an edge. An attacking error from the Nittany Lions would give the first set to OSU. Senior libero Valeria León said the Buckeyes came out with a solid mindset, and that helped them play strong coming out of the gate. “We believed that we’re good enough to beat them, so we came out with that thought,” she said. Things turned sour for the Buckeyes in the second set as unforced errors caused OSU to play catch-up. They allowed Penn State to go on costly runs without countering. Penn State held the Buckeyes to just a .077 attacking percentage, which allowed the Nittany Lions to capitalize on OSU’s mistakes and secure themselves the second set. Carlston said to his team during intermission that they were going to have to fight back if they wanted a victory.“After the second set, we talked about, “Moral victories suck,”” he said, recalling his pep talk following the second set. “We’re just as deserving as Penn State to win this match, but the game is not just going to give it to you.”The Buckeyes improved slightly in the third set, but old habits from the prior set still lingered. A late OSU effort put the team within four points of the Nittany Lions at 19-23, but two Penn State kills quickly fell and ended the set. Penn State then held the advantage 2-1. Both teams had a lot to lose in the fourth set, and the nine tie scores showed it. León led the Buckeyes on a three-point run to lock the score up at 9-9. Not long after, Penn State’s Abby Detering took the Nittany Lions on their own three-point run to an 11-13 edge. Nearing the end of the fourth, it was anyone’s game. Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe emerged with monstrous kills and a look on her face of pure determination. She put down eight kills without any trouble, and gave OSU the set win it needed to stay alive. Entering the final set, the Buckeyes briefly held the lead before it changed hands to the Nittany Lions. Down by three points (7-10) in the critical fifth set, OSU took a timeout to evaluate their strategy. It was once again Sandbothe who slammed down another kill out of the break and helped to pull the Buckeyes out of the hole. Back and forth play pushed the set to extra points, and the biggest crowd OSU has seen this season made themselves heard. Senior setter Abby Fesl said it was motivating to hear those yells and cheers, and their voices added to the anticipation of the moment. “Just hearing everyone towards the end of game five, really getting into it – I could tell people were feeling it with us, and that’s when you love to play the game,” she said. Tied at 16-16, junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer shined in the final moments. She swung away for two kills to give OSU the match victory and the upset. Carlston said the fifth set says a lot about a team, and he’s glad his team persevered through the fire.“The fifth set is just about heart and guts and grit. I was so happy with the heart and grit we showed, especially at the end,” he said. Sandbothe led the team’s offense with 25 kills and tied sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold in attacking efficiency with .320. Sophomore setter Taylor Hughes had the program’s first triple-double in at least five years with 10 kills, 34 assists and 12 digs. Fesl also contributed 27 assists on the night, while León added 24 digs. Fesl said the unsatisfying defeat they faced at Penn State on Oct. 19 was in OSU’s mind during tonight’s match.“Going to Penn State mid-week a couple weeks ago and dropping three straight sets kind of sat with us for a while, so this win was really big for us,” she said. “It means a lot for us going forward.” León has been through four years of losing to the Nittany Lions, and she said she’s proud to help put an end to that streak.“They (Penn State) fought. They played hard, and they didn’t give it to us. We went out there and we got it,” she said. “It’s one of those feelings I’m not going to be able to recreate.” Carlston said the nature of the Big Ten conference relies a lot on timing and opportunity.“This is a league you put a lot of heart and soul into, but you have to be really patient (to get a win),” he said. Ten years of patience paid off for the Buckeyes on Saturday. read more

← Previous Story VIDEO: Take a look on 60 seconds of Slovenian “wunderkind” Domen Makuc Next Story → Daniel Dujshebaev about family “No.1”: Talant is better than me and Alex David Balaguerhandball transfersHBC Nantes Amazing season is behind the French team HBC Nantes ended with a big final of the EHF Champions League Final4 against HC Montpellier Handball. Nobody expected that team of Thierry Anti could go so far, but Lazarov, Balaguer and Co, did it.Award for fantastic performance came in signing a new deal with the Spanish right wing David Balaguer.The 27-years old lefthander playing at Nantes since 2015 and he will stay until 2022 according the new contract.HBC Nantes ended third in French League, but they got a chance to play at EHF Champions League, once again. read more

Tuchel pleased with perfect record

first_imgParis Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed his delight with the team’s perfect record after their 4-0 away win at Monaco on Sunday.The French champions recorded their 13th win from 13 in the French top-flight this season as they moved 13 points clear of their nearest challengers.On a night when the assistant referees came under scrutiny, Edinson Cavani scored twice inside 12 minutes, with both goals overturned on the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system having been initially flagged for offside.The Uruguay striker used his predatory instinct to complete his hat-trick in the 53rd minute while Neymar scored from the spot just after the hour, following Djibril Sidibe’s careless foul on Kylian Mbappe.Tuchel said, according to Sports Mole:Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“It’s great to have a 13th win in 13 games. It was a great performance.”“We know that Monaco is in a complicated situation, with several players injured.”“We scored two goals quickly, but the first period was more balanced.”“We conceded several opportunities to the opponent. We were more serious in the second half, more structured, and we deserve this victory.”last_img read more

Machinery at Lauderhill metal recycling plant catches fire

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews were able to extinguish a fire that broke out at a metal recycling plant in Lauderhill, early Sunday morning.According to Lauderhill Fire Rescue, the blaze began after machinery erupted in flames at the facility, located near Northwest 11th street and 31st Avenue.After two hours, crews confirmed that the fire was out and cleanup was underway.There were no reports of any injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

STATE REP RACE Buckley Receives Endorsements From State Reps Will Crocker Kevin Kuros

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Erin Buckley (R-Tewksbury) recently announced endorsements from two state representatives.“Having Erin as my Legislative Aide helped my office serve the 2nd Barnstable with the focus and care I campaigned on. Electing Erin Buckley as the State Representative for the 19th Middlesex would be the best choice the communities of Tewksbury and Wilmington could possibly make,” said Representative Will Crocker (R – 2nd Barnstable). “Her experience is unmatched and her dedication second-to-none. I look forward to serving with Erin on Beacon Hill.”“I’ve known Erin for several years through her work as Representative Crocker’s Legislative Aide. She understands the way Beacon Hill works, is great at constituent services, knows many of the key players, and would be a great addition to our caucus,” announced Representative Kevin Kuros (R – 8th Worcester).Buckley resigned her position as Finance Director for the Rick Green for Congress campaign, in order to campaign in Tewksbury and Wilmington full-time.Prior to her position as Finance Director, Erin served as Legislative Aide to Representative Will Crocker (2nd Barnstable), who himself scored a powerful Republican victory in 2016. In her position as Aide on Beacon Hill, Erin learned the challenging in-and-outs of State House politics but also learned of her passion for constituent work. It is that passion for helping those in need traverse through the unfortunate bureaucracy on Beacon Hill that has driven Erin to seek election as State Representative.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Erin Buckley campaign.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Erin Buckley Launches CampaignIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Billerica State Rep. Marc Lombardo Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Erin Buckley Discusses State Rep Pay, Environmental IssuesIn “Government”last_img read more

India train derailment kills 6

first_imgAt least six people were killed and 11 others injured when 11 coaches of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed on Sunday in Bihar’s Vaishali district, officials said.Railway ministry spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma told IANS: “Eleven coaches of the Seemanchal Express derailed at 3.58am near the Shahadai Bujurg station.”She said that three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were carrying out rescue and relief operations and an inquiry has been ordered into the cause of derailment.The inquiry will be carried out by rail safety commissioner Latif Khan, Sharma added.According to Railway officials, three of the 11 coaches of the train that runs between Bihar’s Jogbani and Anand Vihar in New Delhi, has been damaged.The prima facie cause of the accident was due to a rail fracture at a crossing, the officials added.Rajesh Kumar, the chief public relations officer (CPRO) of East Central Railway (ECR), said the remaining 12 coaches of the train has been moved to the Hajipur station.Few more coaches after which it will move towards Delhi, Kumar added.All passenger trains on the route were cancelled. Union minister of railways Piyush Goyal announced an ex-gratia of Rs 500,000 to the victims’ kin.”Railways would give ex-gratia of Rs 500,000 each to the kin of every deceased. Rs 100,000 would be given to the grievously injured and Rs 50,000 to those who suffered simple injuries. All medical expenses will also be born by the railways,” his office tweeted.In another tweet, the office said that the minister was in touch with railway board members and general manager East Central Railway regarding the accident.Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi condoled the deaths.The ECR has issued helpline numbers.last_img read more

Why The Threshold Of A Heat Advisory Depends On Where You Live

first_img Share Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT NewsYou may have heard that term ‘heat advisory’ quite a bit during this latest heat wave. It’s a notice the National Weather Service sends out to tell people that they need to take precautions to stay safe in the heat – especially people who work outside.In the Houston area, a heat index of 102 degrees triggers a heat advisory. More heat today with a few showers or storms possible mainly southwest of the Houston metro this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/4QrQZYlVk5— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) July 24, 2018Alex Lyster is a senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Midland.“Some places, you know, get hotter. So people are probably a little bit more acclimated to 105 degrees than other locations in the state, and that’s why their threshold is 110,” Lyster said.When it comes to declaring a heat advisory, there’s a sliding scale in Texas – not a finish line. In Midland, Lyster and his team have issued heat advisories each of the past four days, since either the temperature or the heat index hit 105 degrees. But there are other parts of the state where that probably would not merit a heat advisory.“And actually up toward the Red River near Wichita Falls and the eastern Texas Panhandle, that is also 110 degrees for the threshold for a heat advisory,” Lyster says.This isn’t just guesswork, either. Craig Crandall is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the director of the thermal and vascular laboratory at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.“The body has a very important capability of adapting to the heat,” Crandall says. “That’s very clear, lots of data. Even the high school football coaches know that. You never work the kids hard on the first day.”Generally speaking, the more often and more intense our exposure to heat, the better we can acclimate to it. So since it tends to be more hot and humid in Houston than, say, the Davis Mountains, you’d expect Houstonians to handle the heat better than those west Texans. It makes sense then that the heat advisory threshold in the mountains is a heat index of 100 degrees, versus 108 in Houston. There is a condition for this to be true though: You actually have to go outside.“But if the person in Houston spends all their time in the air conditioning, and the person in the Davis Mountains spends all their time out hiking, the person in the Davis Mountains is going to be more acclimated than the person in Houston,” Crandall says. “And the person in Houston is going to be at greater risk than the person in the Davis Mountains.”In other words – although there may be theoretical differences in how Texans handle heat – air conditioning is the great equalizer.last_img read more

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first_img Only one radiological modality – mammography – is used today for screening. Yet, as America hurdles toward preventive medicine, screening is where it will be at. Now researchers in Cleveland are floating the idea of using MRI as a standard procedure in annual checkups. This is not the MRI of the present, which sequesters patients inside a superconducting magnet for a half hour or more. This is a quick, radically new kind of MR – the MR equivalent of fingerprinting – that might one day scan whole patients for early signs of cancer, multiple sclerosis and heart disease in just a few minutes. And it can be done on a standard high-field scanner.One of the investigators, Mark Griswold, Ph.D., a radiology professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, says he and his colleagues “had to give up everything we knew about MRI and start over.”Their work appeared March 13 in the online edition of the UK journal Nature, itself a nontraditional way of getting the word out on a radiological development. The president and CEO of Siemens Healthcare North America, which has been underwriting the research, believes this new technique could have broad ramifications for patients in five or ten years.It’s taken a decade for the Cleveland team to get where they are now, doing much of the developmental work on a Siemens Espree 1.5T scanner. Scans done with the new technique reveal a fingerprint of tissue health, Griswold says, comprised of what might appear to be a cacophony of MR signals. These are produced by varying different parts of the electromagnetic fields that the Cleveland researchers use to probe the tissue. The signals carry information about key physical properties of the tissues. The signals are analyzed, quantified and charted to reveal patterns associated with health or specific diseases and their degree of progression.In their Nature paper, the researchers report that MR fingerprinting “provides an alternative way to quantitatively detect and analyze complex changes that can represent physical alterations of a substance or early indicators of disease.”If their preliminary results hold up, MR fingerprinting would be the first truly novel development coming out of MR in decades. And the timing couldn’t be better, given the push for healthcare reform and its emphasis on cost reduction, disease prevention and early treatment.  News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | March 22, 2013 MR “Fingerprinting” Promises Quick Screen for Disease Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more center_img News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more last_img read more